Skip to comments.NASCAR - Bank of America 500 - from Charlotte - ABC, Saturday Oct 13 at 7:30pm ET (Race #31of 36)
Posted on 10/10/2007 2:02:06 PM PDT by glock rocks
Please pray on this day, and every day, for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm's way around the world in defense of our liberty, and for the families awaiting their safe return.
- Practice: Thursday, October 11, 3:00 - 4:30pm/et TV-none;
- Happy Hour Practice: Friday, October 12, 6:20 - 7:20pm/et on TV-ESPN2
- Qualifying Draw: Thursday, October 11, 2:00pm/et
- Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-43, Thursday, October 11 at 7:05pm/et, TV-ESPN2, re-air on Friday, Oct 12th at 4:40am/et;
AND live via radio at PRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio.
Info courtesy Jayski.com
Dollar General 300 7:30pm/et, Friday Oct 12 at Lowe's on ESPN2
Craftsman Truck Series:
Sorry. No truck race this weekend.
NASCAR weekend TV/radio race coverage and calendar for all series, all events
Lowe's Track Specs:
Superspeedway: 1.5-mile quad oval
Race Length: 334 laps, 501 miles
Banking: turns: 24 degrees; straights: 5 degrees
Straights: Frontstretch - 1952.8 feet; Backstretch - 1360 feet
Grandstand Seating: 171,000
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Pace Car Speed: 55mph
|RANK||+/-||DRIVER||POINTS||BEHIND||STARTS||POLES||WINS||TOP 5||TOP 10||WINNINGS|
|10||-2||Martin Truex Jr.||5390||-300||30||0||1||6||11||4,157,590|
|13||--||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||3421||-2269||30||1||0||7||12||4,505,760|
Thanks for the ping!
You’re welcome, and congrats. Your okra is in the mail!
bingity, bingity, bingity
I gotta go pick drivers. I forgot it was a Saturday race until this afternoon.
btw...thanks for last weeks thread and I promise to continue picking losers of the day for the FRF league...
You’re welcome. You need to pick your drivers tonight if you haven’t done so.
...and you are not the only to forget about the Saturday night start...
...and you are not the only to forget about the Saturday night start...
Saturday Night under the Lights!
Fortunately, I didn’t forget to take a large rack o pig out of the freezer and put into the fridge to thaw.
# Carpentier signed with GEM? UPDATE official: hearing Gillett Evernham Motorsports has signed Patrick Carpentier to run the #10 Dodge in 2008.(10-10-2007)
UPDATE: Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that they have added Patrick Carpentier to their driver lineup for 2008. The Quebec native and former open wheel stand out will drive fulltime in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next year as well as select races in the Nationwide [Busch] Series.
The car number and sponsorship have not yet been announced. Carpentier made his Nextel Cup Series debut earlier this season driving the #10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Avenger at Watkins Glen, leading seven laps in the event. Just one week earlier, he had made his Busch Series debut at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The road course veteran proved to be a quick study as he won the pole for the event and led 14 laps en route to a second-place finish.
Carpentier has compiled two Champ Car World Series wins, three CART victories, and a Toyota Atlantic Championship. We are excited to add Patrick Carpentier to our organization for 2008, said George Gillett co-owner of Gillett Evernham Motorsports. Patrick (Carpentier) has shown tremendous talent in every series he has driven throughout his career and has a bright future in NASCAR.
We are committed to giving Patrick (Carpentier) the best resources and opportunities available to make this transition and we look forward to a great deal of success together both on and off the track. Gillett Evernham Motorsports will conduct a formal press conference next week to introduce Patrick Carpentier and discuss further details. Information regarding this press conference to follow.(Clear!Blue/GEM PR)(10-10-2007)
# # Concord backs off drag strip ban:
Concord may allow a drag strip after all, after a vote by the city council Tuesday that could put an end to the standoff between the city and Lowes Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith. Smith had threatened to move LMS out of Concord after the city put a stop to a proposed drag strip adjacent to the speedway by amending the areas zoning laws.
In a work session meeting Tuesday, the City Council voted to ask the Planning and Zoning Commission to consider amending the speedways zoning district to allow drag strips. Two weeks ago the council said no to Smiths drag strip because of environmental and noise issues. Smith in turn threatened to move Lowes Motor Speedway, if he couldnt build the drag strip on his property.(wcnc.com)(10-10-2007)
Some of the old boys from the area remember when the Speedway went in. The was nothing around it. Now it’s all built up and people complain about the noise.
The old boys say don’t push Burton Smith too hard, he will do what he says.
That said, it was great to see Jeff lead as many laps as he did and win.
That didn’t take long. LOL
Same thing happens around airports. They build them out in boondocks and then housing starts going in and soon they want regulations on the flyway etc...
I hope this gets some staffers fired in DC...
I'd better stop now.
Prayers for the family and gratitude for his service and sacrifice.
Thanks for the ping gr.
Of course I forgot it’s a Sat. race, so the Mountain Williams in the FL are gonna have to go with last weeks team. Ah well, that’s racin’.
“This is something that could take some time,” said Steve Hmiel, DEI’s technical director. “He actually was lucky because about [one-third] of the people that have an aneurysm don’t make it.
“He’s going to get better. He just needs a lot of rest.”
Gilmore was released from a Birmingham, Ala., hospital on Saturday and returned to Charlotte by plane. He was hospitalized again on Monday for tests, but his blood was too thick to do a proper dye test.
He underwent the dye test on Wednesday and was scheduled for two MRI’s on Thursday.
Hmiel said Robbie Benson has taken over Gilmore’s duties heading up DEI’s side of the engine program with Richard Childress Racing.
Hmiel said the problem in the new R07 engines that led to blown engines in four of the seven entered at Talladega shouldn’t be a problem this weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
“The plate engines are a completely different thing,” he said. “Whatever happened last week won’t affect this week. Richard has run his R07 since Atlanta in the spring and we have run ours since June. Our R07s are OK.”
Hmiel said all four engines had a hole in the oil pan that appeared to come from a blown piston.
“They still weren’t saying we know what it is, that’ll never happen again,” he added. “They’re making steps to fix it, but I’m not sure they know how just yet.”
have you seen this
NASCAR cooties? Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:46 PM by Mark Murray
From NBC’s Mike Viqueira
What gives with House staffers getting immunizations for hepatitis, diphtheria, and influenza before going to NASCAR races? The issue comes to us courtesy Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC), who wrote to the House Committee on Homeland Security yesterday asking why four of their staffers were immunized before attending a race in his hometown of Concord and in Talledega, Alabama. “I have never heard of immunizations for domestic travel, and as the Representative for Concord, NC, I feel compelled to ask why the heck the committee feels that immunizations are needed to travel to my hometown?” Hayes wrote to committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS).
Thompson responds in a letter that committee staff are often visiting “hospitals, holding areas, and similar locations,” and were in fact doing so “at or near these venues... I believe that the recommendation (not requirement) that our congressional staff receive these same immunizations was sound.” They were immunized against Hepatitis A and B, tetanus, diphtheria, and seasonal influenza, according to Thompson.
Your humble congressional reporter’s e-mail has been inundated this morning with messages from GOP staffers eager to advance the notion that Democrats, who run the committee, are unduly worried about catching something nasty from red-blooded Americans at NASCAR races.
Not so, says a committee spokeswoman. She says that immunizations are standard operating procedure for staffers on these kinds of trips — and as a matter of fact, such forays are planned at the World Series, the Super Bowl, and even Lollapalooza to look into preparedness at mass gatherings. It’s not simply terrorism that they are concerned with at the committee, she explained, but outbreaks of disease and infection.
a tidbit of the weird week I heard, gonna suck to truck in Indiana for a bit...
dual I da ho runs again?
If you’re awake Saturday evening, there’s a race we’re having some nicely burnt animal flesh complete with sides of cold malt liquids.
Don’t hold dinner for me. I may be a little late...
I’ve heard of that happening only once before, a rig was coming off the hill from Florence, KY down to Cincinatti, OH. They were same side as this one, passenger, front axle on the trailer. Apparently they hit the guard rail, flew up and crashed into some two or three story row houses that were further downhill.
Two tires with wheels and a brake drum, what’s that weigh, probably 300, 325 pounds? Going 50 or 60 miles an hour. Crash, boom, bang and a damn big ouch if you’re in the way.
Well, you can get cooties from snuggling with them bunny wabbits and holding puppies on yer lap all day long, don’tch know? and lettin them hounds sleep on the bed with ya is a sure-fire way to get tick and bedbugs too.
Oh my Toto, I think we missed qualifying...
I got 8.
I see what you mean. I just checked my Q pts. (shaking head)
It’s going to take a lot more than 11 points to dig out of the Quagmire I find myself in...
LOL! 16... not bad at all.
Dude, Thats just wrong on so many levels...
Now I’m gonna go get a shot to cure me!
I believe Stoli will do...
Rusty on ESPN...
You won’t believe me butt....I JUST had the plumber here to clean out the line from the house to the street...
He had plumber’s disease BIG TIME!!!
BUSCH Raxin’ to night...under the lights!!
No better fun to be had.
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